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Mystic Outdoor Art Festival

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DOWNTOWN MYSTIC
SATURDAY, AUG. 13, 2022: 10 AM- 6 PM & SUNDAY, AUG. 14, 2022: 10 AM - 5 PM
Annual Mystic Outdoor Art Festival!

Planned and executed by the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce, the Mystic Outdoor Art Festival is the oldest of its kind in the Northeast region, drawing thousands of people from around New England and beyond during this two day event.

As a juried art show, the Mystic Outdoor Art Festival serves an audience of discriminating art enthusiasts, as well as weekend visitors and residents from surrounding communities including Groton, New London, Waterford, and Southern Rhode Island.

The festival showcases over 200 artists from around the United States, with more than two miles of arts and crafts including oils, watercolors, photographs, pastels, sculpture, woodwork, comics, acrylics, and more. The Mystic Outdoor Art Festival, lovingly known as "MOAF", is a FREE event and features activities and artwork for all ages to enjoy, including a Children's Art Park located in the Mystic Seaport Shipyard.

The Mystic Outdoor Art Festival is proud to present the second annual Performing Arts Stage at our 2022 event!

The Performing Arts Stage will be located on the Gallery Quad outside the Thompson Exhibition Building at the north entrance to Mystic Seaport Museum. The program will feature a variety of local and regional performers including, dance, music, and theater. Performances start at 6:30 PM and will run until approximately 8:30 PM.

 Admission is free!  Rain or shine.  BYO lawn chairs or blankets.  Refreshments will be available for cash-only purchase, no coolers please.

Friday, August 12th

Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra
Established in 1997, the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra is Connecticut’s premier professional chamber orchestra, based in the Greater New Britain area, and dedicated to presenting both traditional and contemporary works to the public. As artists, the Virtuosi strive to be cultural leaders and teachers and to inspire our audiences to recognize the beauty and quality of classical music in any form.

thevirtuosi.org

CT Virtuoso Chamber Orchestra

The Mystic Paper Beasts
The Mystic Paper Beasts have been telling original and traditional tales with mask and movement in this area, and around the world, since 1976. Today, Marya Ursin, co director for the Beasts, will be telling a Miwok story about How the Wolf Sang the World into Being.

dragonseggstudio.org

Mystic Paper Beasts

Klezmenschen

The musicians of Klezmenschen present a toe-tapping sample of Klezmer music. What is Klezmer music? Remember the wedding dances in Fiddler on the Roof? The clarinet solos of Benny Goodman? It’s a joyful music that makes you want to take hands in a circle and dance.

facebook.com/klezmenschen

 

“Jewish Jazz”

Arrangements of Traditional Melodies

Songs from the Yiddish Theater

Israeli Dance Tunes

Arthur Migliazza

Arthur Migliazza is a virtuoso pianist who grew up playing Boogie Woogie and Blues piano, learning directly from several contemporary masters in the style. Watch the story of Boogie Boogie piano come to life with comical and insightful anecdotes about some of the key players in its history, as well as some truly unbelievable piano playing by one of the style’s few living masters!

arthurmigliazza.com

As Time Goes By Swing Band

Our music includes many well-known songs from the swing era during the days of famous band leaders like Benny Goodman, Harry James, and Glenn Miller, just to name a few. Our music library also includes well-known tunes from famous jazz bands of more recent years such as Count Basie, Stan Kenton, and Woody Herman. Our mission is to provide great sounding big band music of the swing and jazz eras for listening and dancing for a variety of occasions throughout southeastern Connecticut.

noankmysticcommunityband.com

As Time Goes By

Genvieve Spitale,
Director of Education at The Chorus of Westerly
Children’s musical storytelling.

Genviéve is the educator behind Little Voices, a music program designed for the tiniest of musicians. Children are born natural music makers, and the Little Voices program is created to nurture that desire, and foster their power to be moved and inspired by music for the rest of their lives.

Peruvian Dance Company

Genvieve Spitale

Peruvian Dance School
Yawar Llajta from New London and Norwich. This group expresses culture and tradition. We are very pleased to spread Peruvian folklore dances.

Peruvian Dancer School

 

Connecticut Lyric Opera
Now in our 17th Season, Connecticut Lyric Opera is the only full-season professional opera company in CT. From the standards such as La BohemeLa TraviataCarmen and Le Nozze di Figaro, to lesser performed but no less wonderful operas like OtelloEugene OneginFaust and Susannah, CLO’s Artistic Director Adrian Sylveen creates “moments of opera magic” with every new production.

ctlyricopera.org

CT Lyric Opera

Chinese Ladies Dance Group
All our performers come from the SCCS and CT Chinese dance teams. Today, we bring you some Chinese classical dances, Folk dances, and Tibetan dances. We hope through our dance performances that audience members can get a taste of traditional Chinese culture.

ynhchineseschool.org

Chinese Ladies Dance School

Arthur Migliazza

Arthur Migliazza is a virtuoso pianist who grew up playing Boogie Woogie and Blues piano, learning directly from several contemporary masters in the style. Watch the story of Boogie Boogie piano come to life with comical and insightful anecdotes about some of the key players in its history, as well as some truly unbelievable piano playing by one of the style’s few living masters!

arthurmigliazza.com

AMA Dance Theatre
AMA Dance Theatre, located here in Mystic, founded by Felipe Puletini, is a specialized coaching program built to emphasize the individuality, artistry, and technique of each dancer. Students earn pre-professional certified training as well as pre-injury and health counseling classes, which help to build their confidence, technique, and dance repertoire.

amadancetheatre.com

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